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From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   30 [March 1864?]

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Sends Effie’s [K. E. Wedgwood] letter;

recounts other family news.

Is interested in CD’s thoughts on podophyllin.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  30 [Mar 1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4374

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  • … Darwin, E. A. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 105: B118 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 30 [Mar 1864? ] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • Wedgwood’s temporary cheer has not been determined; however, Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s comments about his cousin may be related to the health of her brother, James Mackintosh Wedgwood (see n.  3, below). Erasmus refers to his cousin James Mackintosh Wedgwood, who was suffering from incurable cancer (Wedgwood and Wedgwood 1980 , pp.  274, 279). In March 1864 he was in Italy, but he was brought home in early April 1864; he died on 24 June 1864 ( ibid. , pp.  275, 279). According to Emma Darwin’ …

From Alice Bonham-Carter to Emma Darwin   21 December [1864]

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Sends a translation by Mr Noel [not found] of C. B. von Cotta’s views on CD’s and Lyell’s work.

Author:  Alice Bonham-Carter
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  21 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4722

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From William Jenner to Emma Darwin   [17 March 1864]

Summary

Proposes to examine CD at Down.

Author:  William Jenner
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Mar 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4368

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From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   12 March [1864]

Summary

Request for plants.

CD’s continuing ill health.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4426

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From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   17 March [1864]

Summary

Request for plant.

Receipt of Oliver’s letter.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4429

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From Emma Darwin to Hermann Kindt   14 October [1864]

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Writes, for CD, to thank him for his letter and offer to send Unsere Zeit, but will not trouble him to send it.

Sends photograph of CD.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Hermann Adolph Christian August (Hermann) Kindt
Date:  14 Oct [1864]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin–Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 238–239 )
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13791

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From Emma Darwin to John Scott   9 January 1864

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CD thinks JS’s Primula paper is fit for publication; he will send it on to the Linnean Society.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  9 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 93: B29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4383

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From J. B. Innes to Emma Darwin   23 January [1864]

Summary

Family affairs.

Mrs Innes’ brother-in-law has died.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  23 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4395

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From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   15 February [1864]

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John Scott is gratified at Bentham’s proposal that he become an associate of the Linnean Society.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Feb [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4406

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From Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [17 May 1864]

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CD says Meneanthes is now in flower.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [17 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 219.1: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4498F

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From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1864]

Summary

Emma prepares JDH for his visit to Wedgwood factory and Barlaston.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4473

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  • Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Hooker, J. D. …
  • … DAR 115: 232 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [28 Apr 1864] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • Emma Darwin ; see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [26 or 27 April 1864] . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [26 or 27 April 1864] and n.  15. Godfrey Wedgwood

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   [6 May 1864]

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CD has been so ill they must discourage visit by WDF. Recovering slowly with new treatment.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 May 1864]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 143)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4487

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From John Brodie Innes to Emma Darwin   16 January [1864]

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Urges Emma to bring CD to hydropathic establishment at Forres.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  16 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4387

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From Emma and Charles Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [20 May 1864]

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CD much obliged for specimen and drawings.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3366

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  • Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … DAR 97: A7 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Charles Robert Darwin unstated [20 May 1864] William …
  • Wedgwood’s on seeing Menyanthes at Maer, Staffordshire; Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood , who lived at Maer until 1847, had recently visited Down (see letter from Emma Darwin

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   16 May [1864]

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Urges WDF to send trap he has invented to the exhibition and competition of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Advertisement of Brailsford’s Patent Vermin Trap enclosed.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 May [1864]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4497

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From Emma Darwin to Elinor Mary Bonham-Carter   23 December [1864]

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CD sends thanks to Mr Noel for allowing him to see article [sent by Alice Bonham-Carter, see 4722]. CD is pleased at Bernhard von Cotta’s remarks on species; very few of the older distinguished geologists have so favourable a view of his work. He was particularly pleased to read Cotta’s remarks on the azoic formations.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Elinor Mary Bonham-Carter; Elinor Mary Dicey
Date:  23 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 442
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4723

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From J. D. Hooker   [11 June 1864]

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CD’s photograph looks like J. R. Herbert’s Moses in the fresco in the House of Lords.

JDH is delighted about oxlip, but hybridity does not explain some large patches that are uniform and do not vary towards either cowslip or primrose.

Encloses letter from W. H. Harvey discussing Myosotis sylvatica and the common dandelion.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 225–6; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (letters to J. D. Hooker, vol. 11, no. 178 JDH/2/1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4529

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  • … DNB ). Hooker refers to Francis Wedgwood, Emma Darwin’s brother and CD’s first cousin. …

To Frances Emma Elizabeth Wedgwood   28 June [1864]

Summary

Family matters; CD’s feelings on death of FW’s son [James Mackintosh Wedgwood, 1834–64].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Mackintosh; Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Date:  28 June [1864]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.300)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4547

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From H. E. Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [18 May 1864]

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CD would like to see Rhamnus, as an American species is dimorphic.

Sends red cowslip pollen to be measured.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [18 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4442

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  • … school’. James Mackintosh Wedgwood. See letter from Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin, [17  …

From J. D. Hooker   14 May 1864

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Is burning to hear CD’s reaction to Wallace’s excellent paper on man ["Origin of human races and the antiquity of man", J. Anthropol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1864): clviii–clxxxvi].

Wallace’s disclaimer of credit for natural selection is high-minded.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 218–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4494

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  • … refers to Clement Francis Wedgwood (see letter from Emma Darwin to J.  D.  Hooker, [28  …
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